BIRMINGHAM: As many as six Pakistani gamers together with Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf will function on this yr’s version of The Hundred match — 100-ball cricket match involving eight males’s and eight ladies’s groups positioned in main cities throughout England and Wales.
Sheheen and Haris will play for Welsh Hearth, whereas Usama Mir and Zaman Khan are a part of the Manchester Originals squad.
All-rounder Shadab Khan can be in motion for Birmingham Phoenix and younger pacer Ihsanullah will run in for Oval Invincibles.
All of them are set to make their debut within the match which is in its third yr and can start on Tuesday (August 1) at Nottingham’s Trent Bridge.
On the opening day, the doubleheader women and men squads groups of Trent Rockets can be up in opposition to Southern Braves.
Trent Rockets group is the present males’s champion, whereas Southern Braves had been the winners of the lads’s competitors within the inaugural version of The Hundred.
Within the ladies’s fixtures, Oval Invincibles had been the champions of each of the editions.
A complete of 24 matches can be performed within the match which is able to final for 4 weeks. This yr the eliminator match can be performed at The Oval in London as a substitute of Ageas Bowl, Southampton whereas the ultimate is about to happen at The Lords on August 27.
Though the match was initially deliberate to start out in 2020 however as a result of covid pandemic it was postponed until 2021.
Greater than half 1,000,000 folks attended the matches in the course of the second version of The Hundred in 2022 together with a report 271,000 who attends the Ladies’s fixtures.
Left-arm quick bowler Shaheen will spearhead Welsh Hearth’s bowling assault on this yr’s The Hundred.
The 22-year-old who has efficiently led the PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars twice to victory was snapped by Welsh Hearth within the £100,000 class on the gamers draft.
Just lately, Shaheen represented Nottinghamshire Outlaws within the T20 Blast the place he took 22 wickets in 14 matches.
In his final look for the Outlaws in opposition to Birmingham Bears, he took 4 wickets within the first over and created a brand new world report.
Though Shaheen was signed by Birmingham Phoenix within the inaugural version of The Hundred, he pulled out of the match as a result of his commitments with the nationwide group.
Skilled quick bowler Haris will be a part of Shaheen within the Welsh Hearth squad. The quick bowling duo who’ve been taking part in collectively within the nationwide squad and likewise with Lahore Qalandars are set to make their debut in The Hundred match.
Haris was grabbed by Welsh Hearth within the £60,000 class. The pacer, who’s at the moment thought of one of many quickest bowlers in Pakistan and total, has taken greater than 220 wickets in T20 cricket, together with 83 worldwide wickets.
The leg-spinning all-rounder Shadab is the second Pakistani participant picked within the £100,000 class.
He’s set to pay for Birmingham Phoenix on this yr’s version of The Hundred.
Earlier, Shadab, who leads Islamabad United within the PSL, struck a take care of Sussex Sharks for the T20 Blast match.
Though he missed the primary couple of matches within the match as a result of an damage, in 12 video games he performed he managed to choose up 13 wickets and likewise scored a few quick-fire fifties.
However Shadab will solely be out there for Birmingham Phoenix until August 14 as he’s set to return to Pakistan for nationwide duties. Up to now, Shadab has taken greater than 280 wickets in T20 cricket together with 104 worldwide wickets.
Oval Invincibles stunned many after they picked younger tempo sensation Ihsanullah.
Ihsanullah, who together with Haris is at the moment the amongst quickest bowlers in Pakistan, was picked up by Oval Invincibes within the £40,000 class in the course of the gamers’ draft.
Hailing from Matta, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ihsanullah impressed everybody along with his uncooked tempo and accuracy to bowl yorkers in the course of the PSL earlier this yr.
On the again of some very good performances within the PSL for Multan Sultans, he earned a name into the nationwide squad first in T20I after which within the ODI too.
Mir is about to symbolize Manchester Oroginal on this yr’s The Hundred.
The leg spinner who’s now thought of to be a dependable all-rounder as a result of his hard-hitting decrease down the batting order has had a fantastic run in kind most lately for Worcestershire Rapids within the T20 Blast.
He was signed to play simply the opening three video games of the match for Rapids however he had such an impactful efficiency in these video games that Worcestershire ended up signing him for the remainder of the Blast match.
Mir performed 11 video games within the blast claiming 19 wickets at a mean of 16.89 with a powerful strike fee of 13.39 conceding simply 7.89 runs per over.
Mir who made his worldwide debut earlier this yr has thus far performed six ODIs for Pakistan.
He is additionally featured for Karachi Kings and lately for Multan Sultans within the PSL the place he was the fifth-highest wicket-taker and performed an enormous function to assist Multan Sultans to achieve the ultimate of the PSL this yr.
21-year-old pacer Zaman Khan has been roped in by Manchester Originals as a substitute for Irish bowler Josh Little.
Zaman who’s at the moment taking part in for Toronto Nationals within the International T20 league in Canada will be a part of Manchester Originals after August 16.
Earlier, he made a powerful begin in county cricket whereas taking part in for Derbyshire Falcons within the T20 Blast.
Zaman performed all 14 video games for Derbyshire Falcons and ended up being the third highest wicket after the teams’ stage.
He bagged 25 wickets at a mean of 16.55 with a strike fee of 12 and an e-commerce fee of 8.28 runs.
Younger tempo sensation Zaman who’s additionally a product of Lahore Qalandars gamers’ improvement programme has lately made his worldwide debut within the T20I sequence in opposition to Afghanistan.
Zaman from Chakswari AJK was additionally a part of the twice PSL-winning franchise Lahore Qalandars.
Updated at 2023-09-13 15:10:21
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